His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, laid the foundation stone for the establishment of the Air War Center during his visit to King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Sector on 31 March 2019.
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco to upgrade its existing twenty-three F‑16 aircraft to the F‑16V configuration and related equipment for an estimated cost of $985.2 million.
The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014-2018 was 7.8% higher than in 2009-2013 and 23% higher than in 2004-2008, according to new data on arms transfers published Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The UAE Armed Forces awarded Dh20.5 billion (US$ 5.6 billion) worth of contracts during the five-day International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019), beating figures achieved during the 2017 event.
Tawazun Economic Council announced the launch of the Defense and Security Development Fund with a capital of AED 2.5 billion (equivalent of USD 680 million). The Fund contributes to the enablement of the defense and security sector and its contribution to economic development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility Wednesday for the delivery of the first Rafale to the Qatari Emiri Air Force, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah,
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), announced that the first Saudi satellite for communications (SGS-1) has been launched successfully from the Guiana Space Centre on an Ariane 5 rocket, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of enhancements to one hundred sixty-two (162) Abrams tanks for an estimated cost of $1.259 billion.